#BookGivingDay celebrations

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Here’s a whirlwind tour of the fantastic #BookGivingDay acts of generosity I’ve spied so far today…

Haslemere Bookshop in the UK…

A great treasure hunt from Prenderland Books, Bolton UK…

Lots of book giving in Turkey…

Afyon bahcesehir schools in Turkey, take a close look at the lovely book tree…

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and Bandırma in Turkey… Turkey are ALL over #BookGivingDay this year!

Walthamstow, UK…

Another lovely treasure hunt…

At the Mary Rose Museum, UK…

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Happy #BookGivingDay 2018!

Elys Dolan BookGivingDay 2018

Happy BookGivingDay 2018!

Are you ready?

I can’t wait to hear about your stories of book giving and receiving across the globe today. And, In case you are stuck for a few ideas, here are a few stories from this year that have already reached us…

Meredith Vigh collected books for a school library in England,

Sarah Broadley collected books for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh,

  Needy Readers in Sri Lanka have been very busy collecting…

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Meanwhile in Turkey…

Book bouquets have been spotted in Australia

Happy Book Giving Day to you all!

 

Stories From Across the Globe #bookgivingday 2017 – Part Two

#bookgivingday was bigger than ever this year – thank you so much for spreading the love of reading on 14th February. A huge welcome to both Pakistan and Gibraltar who’ve participated for the first time this year. We continue to be heartened by your wonderful stories of book giving across the globe. Social media is chock-a-block full of amazing examples, here are just a few…

#bookgivingday reached Gibraltar for the very first time this year thanks to The StoryTeller. They distributed books to places such as Varyl Begg Preschool, John Mackintosh Hall Library, Women’s Refuge, PC Dental Clinic, PC Child Health Clinic, & Jellybabies Nursery.

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Sarah Cox, told us of her charity bookshop in Danham Market Norfolk, UK, spreading the book love…

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Sinking Springs Elementary in York, Pennsylvania had great fun leaving book surprises around their school…

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Another country new to #bookgivingday this year was Pakistan – More than 200 books were distributed in Transworld School Rawalpindi Pakistan. A Story Telling Session was also held in which Ms. Ailya Khan and Mr. Ahmad Shah mesmerized the students with amazing stories. Story Telling Sessions were also held in ROOTS School System DHA Islamabad Pakistan where students donated books for poor students.

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Author Zehra Hicks took books along to her local libraries in the UK…

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The lovely school librarian, Book Lover Jo, chose four organisations to donate of these book bundles to in the UK…

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Nektaria gifted books in Greece… we hear that #bookgivingday has really taken off here!

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Giving free new and used books to children and adults at Edmonton,Canada. Thanks to the support from students, parents and teachers of Grandview Heights School…

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Have we included your plans? Comment below, or post your pics on social media using #bookgivingday and we’ll find you! 

Stories From Across the Globe #bookgivingday 2017 – Part One

Come with us for a fabulous trip around the globe, and delight in the wonderful #bookgivingday preparations that are taking place. 

My Wonder Box in the Maldives are collecting books from their customers, for the Fiyavathi shelter in Hulhumale.

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Cielo, is collecting books in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Kate Eccles (Along Came Poppy) in the UK, making great use of Marianne Dubuc‘s bookmarks.

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Kim (BookBairn) will be hiding 24 books across their town, UK. Watch our for clues on her Facebook page.

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Kasingkasing Press and #HubonManunulat, in cooperation with Book Latté, will lead a book-donation campaign in celebration of International Book Giving Day on 14 February 2017, the Philippines.

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 Publishers Book Island will be supporting UK reading charity Readathon.

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Preparations are underway at The Montague Rotary Library, Canada.

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Books On The Bus, New Zealand, are planning a special children’s book drop on #bookgivingday

Have we included your plans? Comment below, or post your pics on social media using #bookgivingday and we’ll find you!